Near Drowning Victim Makes Full Recovery

A 6-year-old girl fell into an in-ground pool in early December 2012.

The 6-year-old Richfield girl who was pulled unconcious from a pool in December 2012 has recovered from the near drowning incident, according to Richfield Police.

At 10:56 a.m. on Dec. 9 Richfield Police responded to a home in the 7300 block of Garfield Avenue South. Upon arrival, two neighbors led officers to an in-ground swimming pool where an 8-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl were in the water.

According to a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office news release from that day, the girl had fallen into the pool and the boy got in the pool in an attempt to help her. The pool was uncovered and was partially-filled with water, the release said. Two police officers and the neighbors got the children out of the pool.

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The girl was unconscious and CPR was performed, and both children were transported to HCMC. The girl was in critical condition when she arrived at the hospital. The boy was not injured, however, he was transported as a precaution.

Lt. Mike Flarherty told Richfield Patch Monday the girl made a full recovery and is back at home. Details regarding how long her hospital stay was were not given, nor were the names of the children released to the public.

Original story: Near Drowning in Richfield; 6-Year-Old in Critical Condition


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